Farmers sought to identify risks in food supply chain

Farmers and producers are being sought to identify mounting areas of risk in the food chain and their own businesses.

Risks in the food system are mounting as a result of climate change, cyber attacks, intellectual property theft, food fraud and, increasingly, global food supply chains – so the project is looking to identify gaps in insurance to cover such risks.

It is expected that participants taking part in the project, which is being run by insurer Lloyd’s of London and the food team at consultants Moore Stephens, will gain a better understanding of what risks their businesses are vulnerable to, whether those risks are insurable, and whether they may be under-claiming when things go wrong.

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Workshops will include reviewing whether there is insurance cover for losses caused by unforeseen events including weather, pest, disease, fire, flood, contamination and storage failure.

More about the workshops

The project is looking for participants in the sector with experience of the above risks and an interest in what insurance cover exists or may be developed.

Sessions will be held at Lloyd’s of London and will include lunch and a tour of the building.

6 April 2018
People sought: farmers and horticulturalists 

20 April 2018

People sought: primary & secondary processors

To find out more and/or register, email events@moorestephens.com and see the events page of the Moore Stephens website.

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